A Plan Written in the Stars: Brazilian Astrology Jewelry Creator Finds a Path Forward in the U.S.
When Daniela Vianna, co-founder of Ephemeris Co., found herself stuck in the United States following the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, Daniela needed a new plan. The various U.S. immigration options for entrepreneurs like Daniela are often unclear so she had to get creative—and persistent. Daniela spoke to numerous immigration attorneys but was left with few options, until she discovered Legalpad.
Techstars Founder Secures O-1 Visa to Build Emotional Intelligence Platform
Securing a work visa was critical for Sid Pandiya as a graduating senior at UCLA. Many of Sid’s friends were considering the H-1B path, but Sid wanted to find a work visa that would allow him to live and work in the U.S. and grow his startup, Kona, an emotional intelligence platform.
Vicki Guan | Co-Founder of Evri
We recently got to spend some time talking with Vicki Guan, co-founder of Evri. She’s one of our innovative and inspiring customers who has drawn on her life experiences as she’s created a market-altering product. Even in the midst of so many unforeseen impacts of COVID-19, Vicki and her team are working tirelessly to adapt to our changing world.
Expected Immigration Policy Changes Under Biden-Harris
Over the weekend, media outlets announced Joe Biden as winner of the 2020 presidential election. Legalpad is here to help unpack what this means for employment-based immigration
Data Report: Software Engineers On H-1B
By a wide margin, the top occupation of H-1B holders work in the software engineering field, holding titles like software developer, programmer, QA analysts, etc. Take a look at where they work, their salaries, and specializations.
USCIS Proposes Replacing H-1B Lottery With Wage-Based Selection
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a restructuring of the H-1B lottery process, replacing the random lottery system with a wage-based selection process.
Who Is On The O-1 Visa?
The O-1 visa is granted to those with extraordinary ability in science, technology, business, and other areas of expertise. See what countries and regions O-1 visa holders are from.
Dept Of Labor Raises H-1B Wage Requirements
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new rule designed to make it much more expensive to employ certain categories of foreign workers.
Qualifying For The O-1
The O-1 visa may seem out of reach, but thousands of startup founders and key talent qualify without even knowing it. This article walks you through the O-1 criteria and how to qualify.
Your First Interviews And H-1B Sponsorship
The process of finding a company that will sponsor your H-1B can be difficult. This article walks you through the best practices for your search, and how to nail your interview. Good luck out there!
All The Data You Ever Wanted On The H-1B
Whether you’re on an active H-1B, renewing, or considering applying, here are some stat's on America's most popular visa.
Likely Increase In Wage Requirements For H-1B, E-3, H-1B1, and PERM
The Department of Labor (DOL) sent a rule that will increase H-1B, E-3, H-1B1, and PERM wage requirements to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
How To Set Up An Immigration Program At Your Company
Establishing an immigration program for your company can feel like a daunting process. In this article, we'll walk through the process and benefits.
F-1 Student FAQ – Fall 2020
Whether your university is fully remote, or you’re taking classes on campus, or a mix of both, the good news is that if you were on a valid F-1 as of March 9, 2020, you’re unaffected by the recent government orders.
F-1 Student Updates For Fall 2020
It was a rocky summer for F-1 students with many changes to their status. Whether you've already started your semester, or you're gearing up, here are some quick updates.
You’re Approved: A series celebrating those seeking opportunity around the world.
A series celebrating those seeking opportunity around the world.
O-1 Visa Stamping During The COVID-19 Pandemic
You may have options if your O-1 petition has been approved but you are outside the U.S. and unable to obtain the O-1 visa stamp because of COVID-19 restrictions. Several Legalpad customers were recently granted national interest exceptions to obtain their visa stamps and enter the U.S.
Sara Itucas Talks H-1B Visa Layoffs, Visa Stimulus Benefits [Video]
Legalpad co-founder and COO, Sara Itucas, talks with Stilt founder and CEO, Rohit Mittal, about H-1B visa layoffs, visa stimulus benefits, and more.
[Video] Legalpad Cofounder Sara Itucas Talks Visa Extension Rules on H-1B, F-1, OPT, H-4
Legalpad co-founder and COO Sara Itucas talks with Stilt CEO Rohit Mittal about updates to visa extension rules.
Starting Your Own Business While On An H-1B
Are you currently an employee in H-1B status and interested in venturing out to start your own company? We’re here to help you get started!
O-1 Status: Extension, Amendment, and Change of Employer
After you’ve been granted classification as an O-1 “Alien of Extraordinary Ability”, here are four things to keep in mind to maintain your O-1 status.
USCIS Announces Second H-1B Lottery
USCIS will issue a second H-1B CAP lottery after not receive enough filings by June 20, 2020 to meet the annual 85,000 quota. Details are still to be release on how many additional H-1B registrations will be selected.
What is “Original Contribution” for the O-1A?
The O-1A is a U.S. work-authorized status for people with extraordinary ability in sciences, education, business, or athletics.
Seeking An Emergency Appointment At Your Consulate? Here Are Some Options
United States Consulates have been closed globally for several months now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, throwing a wet blanket over the ultimate goal of actually obtaining your visa stamp.
One Million International Students Must Leave US If Their Universities Moves Online-Only
F-1 Students Barred From Remaining In, Entering US If University Moves Online For Fall Semester, Says ICE
Furloughing H-1B workers
As a result of economic conditions caused by COVID-19, many startups and employers are having to make the difficult decision of whether they need to furlough H-1B workers.
Sujay Suresh Kumar | Co-Founder and CTO of Lilu
Today we catch up with Sujay Suresh Kumar, cofounder and CTO of Lilu, the first hands-free massage and pumping bra for breastfeeding mothers, and learn more about how this electrical engineer’s passion for technology carries forward his mission to support women.
5 Visa Options for Startups
Finding the right candidate takes time. Especially for a startup, where teams are often small and personal chemistry is just as important as professional know-how.
How to Prepare the Strongest Visa Application for Startups
Hiring the right employees, particularly STEM employees, can be critical to a startup’s success.
Documents Checklist for H-1B Sponsors
Did you know that startups are eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship? You don’t need to be a large, established corporation to hire talent on an H-1B visa.
Common Work Visa Misconceptions
COO and Co-founder of Legalpad, Sara Itucas, weighs in on some of the most common work visa misconceptions.
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